COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING

The purpose of this direct care project is for learners to apply the nursing process to a community health problem determined by their observations and data collected of vulnerable populations in their community. This is Part 1 of 4 in the Direct Care Project.

Direct Care Project Overview
There are four parts to the Direct Care Project.
There will be graded Project Check-ins that correlate to each part.
The topic selected in Part 1 will be the same one used in Parts 2 through 4. Your choice is either Air Quality OR Substance Use.
Review the table below for overview and due dates with each topic.
Carefully review the instructions, tutorials, templates, and rubrics for each of the four parts as you begin this Direct Care Project.
Contact your instructor with questions.
Overview Points Due Date Projects
Air Quality Substance Use
Part 1: Assessment: Check-In 10 Wednesday of Week 2 Required, graded check-in on progress of assessing your community
Part 1: Assessment and Diagnosis 170 Sunday end of Week 2 Assess your community and collect data on air quality Assess your community and collect data on substance use
Part 2: Planning: Check-In 10 Wednesday of Week 4 Required, graded check-in on progress of assessing your community
Part 2: Planning the Presentation 150 Sunday end of Week 4 Create a PowerPoint presentation on the use of the Air Quality Flag Program. You will present to at least 1 organization leader. Create a presentation on the use of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT). You will present to at least 3 practicing RN’s.
Part 3: Implementing the Presentation Required Schedule presentation Saturday of Week 5 through Saturday Week 6 Present to a local organization that serves the identified vulnerable population and could implement the Air Quality Flag Program. There should be at least one organizational leader present. Includes participant(s) completing a Pre- and Post-survey Present to at least 3 practicing RN’s that serve the identified vulnerable population and could implement SBIRT; Includes participants completing a Pre- and Post-survey
Part 3: Implementation: Check-In 10 Wednesday of Week 5 Required, graded check-in on progress of implementing your presentation
Part 4: Evaluation: Check-In 10 Wednesday of Week 6 Required, graded check-in on progress of evaluation of your presentation and project
Part 4: Evaluating the Project 140 Sunday end of Week 6 Evaluate learning and reflect on project. Evaluate learning and reflect on project.
Course Outcomes
This direct care project enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

CO2 Assess the health of populations, aggregates, and communities (PO4)
CO3 Apply the nursing process to vulnerable populations with professional clinical judgment and evidence-based practice (PO4 & 8)
CO5 Utilize a collaborative approach to address factors that influence population health (PO2)
CO6 Examine collaborative trends in community health nursing (PO2)
Part 1 enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

CO2 Assess the health of populations, aggregates, and communities (PO4)
CO3 Apply the nursing process to vulnerable populations with professional clinical judgment and evidence-based practice (PO4 & 8)
Due Date for Part 1
Sunday 11:59 PM MT end of Week 2

Points Possible for Part 1
170  Points

Late Assignment Policy
If the assignment is not submitted by due date, a late deduction will be applied. See rubric below.

Directions for Part 1
Review the Direct Care Project Overview above. Select topic (Air Quality OR Substance Use) from the table. This will be the topic of your entire course project.
View the Direct Care Project Part 1 Tutorial (Links to an external site.).
Download the corresponding Assessment and Diagnosis template under Templates below. For example, if you have selected Air Quality as your topic, download the Air Quality Assessment and Diagnosis Template.
Collect the data outlined in the template. There are two parts:
Online data collection – gather data from the weblinks provided on the template
Modified windshield survey data collection – gather local community data by physically looking at your community
If possible, plan on asking someone to drive during your survey so that you can take notes.
Your community should be the area where you live or the area surrounding your work. The community must include a residential area and be a large enough area to answer the survey questions. If you live in a large area, you may choose a suburb.
Note: It is helpful to conduct this portion of the assessment at least two different times: during the day or evening, on a weekday, and/or on the weekend.
Identify a nursing problem (nursing diagnosis) based on data and observations
You must select a problem caused by your topic
Important: the problem you identify will be utilized in Parts 2, 3, and 4 of the project.
Identify the vulnerable population that the problem affects. This will also determine who you will present to in Part 2.
Write the nursing diagnosis (See template and chapter 6 in Nies & McEwen textbook for more information)
Submit template through the submit assignment button on this page.
Templates
Select and download from the links below the one that corresponds with selected topic:

Air Quality Assessment and Diagnosis Template (Links to an external site.)

Substance Use Assessment and Diagnosis Template (Links to an external site.)

Best Practices
Please use your browser’s File setting to save or print this page.
Use the template provided. If the template is not used, a deduction will be applied. See rubric below.
Spell check for spelling and grammar errors prior to final submission.
Use the rubric as a final check prior to submission to ensure all content is clearly addressed.
Scholarly Sources and Citations
Since sources are on the template, citations are not needed.
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Rubric
Direct Care Project Part 1: Assessment and Diagnosis
Direct Care Project Part 1: Assessment and Diagnosis
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCommunity Information
1. Name;
2. Population;
3. Nature of community;
4. Community description
15.0 pts
Provides all four criteria
1. Name; 2. Population; 3. Nature of community; 4. Community description
13.0 pts
Missing one criterion
12.0 pts
Missing two criteria
6.0 pts
Missing three criteria
0.0 pts
Provides no criteria
15.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCommunity Demographics
Areas of demographics assessed
20.0 pts
Assesses all demographic areas
18.0 pts
Missing one to two demographic areas
16.0 pts
Missing three to four demographic areas
8.0 pts
Missing five or more demographic areas
0.0 pts
Demographics not assessed
20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCommunity Epidemiological Data
Epidemiological areas assessed
20.0 pts
Assesses all epidemiological areas
18.0 pts
Missing one to two epidemiological areas
16.0 pts
Missing three to four epidemiological areas
8.0 pts
Missing more than five epidemiological areas
0.0 pts
Epidemiological data not assessed.
20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTopic Specific Data
All data on selected topic in template are included.
20.0 pts
All data on selected topic in template are included.
18.0 pts
Missing one area of data
16.0 pts
Missing two areas of data
8.0 pts
Missing three areas of data
0.0 pts
Missing four or more areas of data.
20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWindshield Survey: People
People are assessed and findings adequately cover all categories
20.0 pts
Assesses all categories
18.0 pts
Missing one to two categories
16.0 pts
Missing three to four categories
8.0 pts
Missing more than five categories
0.0 pts
People are not assessed.
20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWindshield Survey: Social and Economic Conditions
Social and economic conditions assessed and findings adequately covers all categories
15.0 pts
Assesses all categories
13.0 pts
Missing one to two categories
12.0 pts
Missing three to four categories
6.0 pts
Missing more than five categories
0.0 pts
Social and economic conditions are not assessed.
15.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWindshield Survey: Health Resources
Health resources, conditions assessed, and findings adequately cover all categories (short answer included with category)
20.0 pts
Assesses all categories
18.0 pts
Missing one to two categories
16.0 pts
Missing three to four categories
8.0 pts
Missing more than five categories
0.0 pts
Health resources are not assessed.
20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWindshield Survey: Environmental Conditions
Environmental conditions assessed and findings adequately cover all categories
15.0 pts
Assesses all categories
13.0 pts
Missing one categories
12.0 pts
Missing two categories
6.0 pts
Missing more than three categories
0.0 pts
Environmental conditions are not assessed.
15.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeProblem Identification and Nursing Diagnosis
1. Problem is related to topic selected;
2. Nursing diagnosis consists of four components: identification of the health problem or risk, affected vulnerable population, etiological or causal statement, and the evidence or support for the diagnosis
3. Problem is supported by data collected;
4. Diagnosis statement is logical and clear
15.0 pts
Provides all four criteria
1. Problem is related to topic selected; 2. Nursing diagnosis consists of four components: identification of the health problem or risk, affected vulnerable population, etiological or causal statement, and the evidence or support for the diagnosis 3. Problem is supported by data collected; 4. Diagnosis statement is logical and clear
13.0 pts
Missing one criterion
12.0 pts
Missing two criteria
6.0 pts
Missing three criteria
0.0 pts
Provides no criteria
15.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeProfessionalism
Includes:
1. Spelling;
2. Grammar;
3. Clear/Concise;
4. Font
10.0 pts
Provides all four criteria
Includes: 1. Spelling; 2. Grammar; 3. Clear/Concise; 4. Font
9.0 pts
Missing one criterion
8.0 pts
Missing two criteria
4.0 pts
Missing three criteria
0.0 pts
Provides no criteria
10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTemplate Use
0.0 pts
No points deducted
Correct template used
0.0 pts
Points deducted (10% deduction)
17 points deducted (10%) for incorrect or no template used.
0.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLate Deduction
0.0 pts
No points deducted
Submitted on time
0.0 pts
Not Submitted on Time – Points Deducted (5% per day)
1 day late = 8.5 Deduction; 2 day late = 17 Deduction; 3 day late = 25.5 Deduction; 4 day late = 34 Deduction; 5 day late = 42.5 Deduction; 6 day late = 51 Deduction; 7 day late = 59.5 Deduction; Score of 0 if more than 7 days late
0.0 pts
Total Points: 170.0

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